Personally I don't as i've always found it to be not necessary. People who know me well knows I like games, but they also don't know to the extent because i don't talk to most of my friends about video games. Instead i talk about many other things, which is one reason I'm on gaming forums, so i can talk to people about one of my favorite hobbies. But yeah what about you all?
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What better way to connect with people by saying I like eating mushrooms and jumping on turtles.
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I've been crazy about games since I started gaming at 7 years of age. I'm still known to many as a serious gamer among my childhood friends and college. And now to those in my profession in the Telecoms sector. Some of them have asked why I haven't yet stepped into gaming industry despite such passion.
well, depends what a discussion i have and with whom. if someone asks me which hobbies i have and it's not a person who should hear "politics, reading about history and i love to jog" then yes, i say gaming is a big hobby, otherwise i say "politics, reading about history and i love to jog" lol
People whine about CoD and the Wii a lot but I think both have done an excellent job of reducing the stigma. It's much less of a negative than it was during past console generations. The PS3 being a Blu-Ray player, as well, helped establish it as something an adult might own.
Plus ... it's funny how girls I talk to often renounce videogames, but when they come over and play Rayman Origins with me they have a blast and their perception changes.
But take something like anime for example which I watch quite a lot. I wouldn't normally bring that up as a hobby, not because I'm ashamed but rather because I know that the general consensus probably wouldn't get me if I said I liked anime.
So yeah it depends on who you are talking to really.